The Words of Jim Morrison I am the Lizard King. I can do anything. A friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself. Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free. We\'re like actors, turned loose in this world to wander in search of a phantom, endlessly searching for a half- formed shadow of our lost reality. When others demand that we become the people they want us to be, they force us to destro
There is No War Without Broken Hearts There are countless poets and writers who have expressed their views on war and how their lives and the lives of people around them are affected by it. There is no way to be involved, directly or indirectly with a war, and not have your emotions and views be affected by its trauma and controversial issues. This change not only involves the soldiers, but their family, friends and lovers. It is true to say that everyone is influenced by war but the change that
Frederick Douglass Frederick Douglass, a slave in America until the age of 20, wrote three of the most highly regarded autobiographies of the 19th century, yet he only began learning to read and write when he turned 12 years old. After an early life of hardship and pain, Douglass escaped to the North to write three autobiographies, spaced decades apart, about his life as a slave and a freeman. The institution of slavery scarred him so deeply that he decided to dedicate his powers of speech and p
Romanticism in the 19th Century Gary Curtsinger Period 7 2-27-99 English 12 Romanticism start in through the 19th century. The movement from neoclassicism to romanticism flourished in England and France in this period of time. Romantic writers used nature for their inspiration, idealized the distant past, and celebrated the individual. Their writings were against neoclassicism which thought society was more important then the individual. Romanticism started kind of like a fad would; when Lyric B
Christine de Pisan Christine de Pisan was a 20th century woman living in the 15th century. Like many women of today, she incorporated government and political ethics, women’s rights and accomplishments, and religious devotion in her writings. Yet, defying the expectations of her time, Christine was one of the few true feminists before the modern era. Christine de Pisan was born in Venice, Italy in about 1364. Her father was Tomasso di Benvenuto da Pizzano (Thomas de Pisan), a famous physician an
Aisha Aisha was the youngest daughter of Abu Bekr, himself the chief advisor, the first disciple, and best friend of Muhammad -- the Messenger of God. It was customary in those days, and still is today in Arabia, for a man of property and substance to have many wives. In offering his daughter to Muhammad, Abu Bekr was trying to solidify his ties with that great man, hoping an issue would spring forth to carry on the name of both Muhammad and Aisha. The Qoran allows a man to have up to four wives
Much Ado About Nothing In Much Ado About Nothing, most of the characters had interesting relationships with each other. For example, Hero and Claudio, were deeply in love. Also, Don Juan, and Don John were fighting with each other. Another example was the close friendship between Benedick, Claudio, and Don Juan. But the relationship between Benedick and Beatrice was different than the others. In their relationship, they hated each other, that brought them together. Their personalities were so si
Good and Bad Rulers Introduction Throughout history, there have been many good and bad rulers, from the bravery of Alexander the Great, to the madness of George III. None, however, helped shape European feudalism like Charlemagne, King of the Franks, First of the Holy Roman Emperors. His advancements in government were not his only advancements though. He created an educational system for his people. While far behind the public and private educational systems of today, in the 8th and 9th century
My Writing My writing has always been kind of a surprise to me. I am never quite sure what I am going to come up with. Most of the time I am aware of the subject matter, have an idea of how to approach it, and know what format I will use. It is in the getting started phase that I have the most difficulty. I spend a lot of time stressing about what I am assigned to write. I believe that this stems from the fact that I am always writing for an academic purpose. I am trying to impress the reader (u
Charlotte and Emily Bronte Larry Summerlin English IV: 6 Dec.1,1998 The Bronte sisters were very influential writers who had a big influence on writers today. They contributed to alot of famous works that are known all over the world. The Brontes were born in Northern Ireland and were raised by their mother and father. Other than Charlotte and Emily there was Anne, their sister, and Branwell, their only brother(A10). The Brontes were not a really wealthy family. There father was a minister and t
Douglas Stewart Essay Douglas Stewart is a poet that uses many different types of poetry and poetic devices. He usually writes about nature in his poems (Snow Gum, The wombat, The lizards, The lady feeding the cats) and writes as though the animals are his old friends. He uses a lot of your senses in the poems. Stewart often goes out and experiences the things he writes about. This makes the bond with nature and himself stronger. The wombat In this poem Stewart relates to nature by writing about
The Atomic Bomb and its Effects on Post-World War II Then a tremendous flash of light cut across the sky . Mr. Tanimoto has a distinct recollection that it traveled from east to west, from the city toward the hills. It seemed like a sheet of sun. ÐJohn Hersey, from Hiroshima, pp.8 On August 6, 1945, the world changed forever. On that day the United States of America detonated an atomic bomb over the city of Hiroshima. Never before had mankind seen anything like. Here was something that was sligh
Literary Criticisms of Emily Dickinson\'s Poetry -1- Throughout Emily Dickinson\'s poetry there are three main themes that she addresses: death, love, and nature; as well as the impact of "the word". When discussing these themes she followed her lifestyle and broke away from traditional forms of writing and wrote with an intense energy and complexity never seen before and rarely seen today. She was a rarity not only because of her poetry but because she was one of the first female pioneers into
The History of Greek Theater Theater and drama in Ancient Greece took form in about 5th century BCE, with the Sopocles, the great writer of tragedy. In his plays and those of the same genre, heroes and the ideals of life were depicted and glorified. It was believed that man should live for honor and fame, his action was courageous and glorious and his life would climax in a great and noble death. Originally, the hero’s recognition was created by selfish behaviors and little thought of service to
Literature IMAGERY The term imagery has various applications. Generally, imagery includes all kinds of sense perception (not just visual pictures). In a more limited application, the term describes visible objects only. But the term is perhaps most commonly used to describe figurative language, which is as a theme in literature. An example is animal imagery in Othello When Iago tortures Othello with animal images of his wife\'s supposed infidelity, "were they as prime as goats, as hot as monkeys
Thematic Analysis Mike Worona Mr. Rosenthal Oct.12, 1998 Honors English Period 1 Two Love Poems From Two Perspectives In this writing the two poems, “Upon Julia’s Clothes”, by Robert Herrick, and “Kidnap Poem”, by Nikki Giovanni, will be interpreted through thematic analysis by the writer. Each poem will be broken down and observed for hints or clues to the poets’ philosophies. In “Upon Julia’s Clothes” Herrick refers to Julia as his own. The poems seem to be at a distant point from “Julia”, bec
Hamlet Essay "But that the dread of something after death, The undiscovered country from whose bourn no traveler returns, puzzles the will, and makes us rather bear those ills we have than fly to others we know not of? Thus conscience does make cowards of us all; and thus the native hue of resolution is sicklied o\'er with the pale cast of thought …" Hamlet thought of a way out of his problems. That way out was to kill himself. In the statements above he describes what is stopping him from killi
The History of Rasselas In Chapter 1 of The History of Rasselas, "the musicians exerted the power of harmony" (p. 406) over the inhabitants of the Happy Valley. Samuel Johnson\'s use of the word "power" is interesting in this context. He presents the musicians as controlling the Abissinian princes and princesses through the use of music. The musician\'s power is the power to entertain and to divert his listeners. In this way, he can control their thoughts and keep them from being discontent and
African Music Africa is perhaps the most mysterious continent in the world. It’s ethnic, social, and religious diversity is impressive. Attempting to discuss a cultural aspect, such as music, without limiting the scope, would be impossible. “The area of coverage has been limited to Sub-Sahara, Black Africa”(Graham1). When an individual hears the term African music, he probably thinks of the African-American forms, such as Hip-Hop or Reggae. Not many people today know what African music is all ab
Poetry Analysis of T. S. Eliot’s The Hollow Men I picked this poem by Eliot for two primary reasons, one of them being that Eliot is one of my favorite modern poets, and the other being the view presented in it. That view is one of a barren and dead world, with humans as meandering and meaningless objects with no true value, and religion (primarily Christianity) as a futile hope for a salvation that will never be granted. Most of that can be observed in section I, but particularly in lines 5-7,
Poetry 1. A. I think poetry is a form of self expression in which the writer tells about his thoughts, feelings, emotions, and his life in general. B. Poetry can rhyme, It can be in the shape of an object, It can be free verse and many others. C. Poetry is written because it is a hobby. The poet writes because it is what he/she likes to do. It is a life style. 2. 1. Metaphor: A comparison without the use of “like”or “as”. The writer states that one thing is another. Example: He was a bear of a m
Character Analysis of Benedick and Beatrice in "Much Ado About Nothing" Lotus NJ, Essay 2 In Much Ado About Nothing, most of the characters had interesting relationships with each other. For example, Hero and Claudio, were deeply in love. Also, Don Juan, and Don John were fighting with each other. Another example was the close friendship between Benedick, Claudio, and Don Juan. But the relationship between Benedick and Beatrice was different than the others. In their relationship, they hated eac
Tionne Tenese Watkins Tionne Tenese Watkins : T-Boz born: April 26, 1970 in Des Moines, Iowa began performing: started singing in church influences: Prince, Janet Jackson, Patti LaBelle role in TLC: main singer, business head of TLC Named one of People\'s \'50 Most Beautiful People of 1995 Other projects: · acting role as \'Tionne\' in Hype Williams\' 1998 film \'Belly\' · Started own companies: Shee Inc. and Grunge Girl Music · released \'Touch Myself\' - controversial song included on soundtra
The Renaissance Period Italy began to flourish in the 15th century and began to become a rich state. Italian cities grew in population and wealth structuring a new order and class in Italy. Humanism, exploration and trade caused medieval Europe to transform into the modern world. As the Italian cities began to grow, idealist\'s concepts became more open to society. These idealists would begin the birth of humanism. Literature was becoming more open allowing people like Francesco Petrarch, the "f
Paul Laurence Dunbar "Paul Laurence Dunbar stands out as the first poet from the Negro race in the United States to shoe a combined mastery over poetic material and poetic technique, to reveal innate literary distinction in what he wrote, and to maintain a high level of performance. He was the first to rise to a height from which he could take a perspective view of his own race. He was the first to see objectively its humor, its superstitions, it yearnings, its aspiration, and to voice them all
Romanticism Romanticism began in the mid-18th century and reached its height in the 19th century. It was limited to Europe and America although different compatriots donated to its birth and popularity. Romanticism as a movement declined in the late 19th century and early 20th century with the growing dominance of Realism in the arts and the rapid advancement of science and technology. However, Romanticism was very impressionative on most individuals during its time. This was because it was expr
The Psychological Affects of the Holocaust The Holocaust was a tragic point in history which many people believe never happened. Others who survived it thought it should never have been. Not only did this affect the people who lived through it, it also affected everyone who was connected to those fortunate individuals who survived. The survivors were lucky to have made it but there are times when their memories and flashbacks have made them wish they were the ones who died instead of living with
Robert Frost When I, like most people, first read this poem, I saw the theme as an arbitrary death of a young boy that could have been easily avoided. One critic wrote that, "the theme is the uncertainty and unpredictability of life... A boy who is already \'doing a man\'s work\' and gives every promise of having a useful life ahead of him is suddenly wiped out." (Laurence Perrine, Sound and Sense: An Introduction to Poetry). While this analysis fits quite well superficially, I believe it to be
E.E. Cummings May I Feel Said He Edward Estlin Cummings was not your ordinary poet. His parents Edward and Rebecca Clarke Cummings were blessed with him on October 14, 1894 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. There is little know of his early childhood. It all picks up in 1911 when he enters Harvard College. While a student at Harvard he contributes his work to the Harvard periodicals. In 1915 he graduates magna cum laude and delivers the commencement address on "The New Art." In 1916 he receives his M
Women and Mourning in Literature In English literature it is not unusual to encounter a character who is mourning a loved one’s absence. A genre has arisen which explores this type of lamentation expressed exclusively by female characters- the frauenlieder. Often in the mode of poetry, these songs of separation evoke the heartache felt by the female mourner and evidence much of the cruel and unjust aspects of the society in which she lives. In the Old English poem “Wulf And Eadwacer” the female
E.E. Cummings In today\' society, we see numerous occasions of people using the English language incorrectly. A good example of this is shown in E.E. Cummings poem "next to of course god america i." Using English incorrectly may be, at the very least, ugly, in the Orwellian sense, but the problems brought on by incorrect use of English may go deeper than beauty. Thus, I agree with George Orwell\'s 1946 essay, "Politics and the English language," in which he says, "If thought corrupts language, l
Emily Dickinson Death surrounded Emily Dickinson in life which impacted her works of poetry. Emily Elizabeth Dickinson was born to Edward Dickinson and Emily Norcross on December 10, 1830 in Amherst, Massachusetts. Later in life she was known as America\'s Greatest Poet. She attended the Amherst Academy and graduated in 1844. She had an elder brother named Austin and a younger sister named Lavina. At sixteen she was sent away to school. Emily led a very private life and only ten of her poems wer
James Wright James Wright was born in Martin\'s Ferry, Ohio, in 1927. He received a bachelor\'s degree from Kenyon College, and then joined the army and was stationed in Japan during the America’s participation in WWII. He then returned to school at the University of Washington where he studied under Theodore Roekthe and earned masters and doctorate degrees. He taught at The University of Minnesota, Macalester College, and New York City\'s Hunter College. He was the son of a factory worker and g
"She Walks in Beauty" George Gordon Noel Byron\'s poem titled, "She Walks in Beauty," plainly put, is a love poem about a beautiful woman and all of her features. The poem follows a basic iambic tetrameter with an unaccented syllable followed by an accented syllable that allows for a rhythm to be set by the reader and can be clearly seen when one looks at a line: She walks / in beau / ty like / the night. T.S. Eliot, an American poet criticizes Byron\'s work by stating the poem, "needs to be rea
Greek Mythology and Religion Mythology is the study and interpretation of myth and the body of myths of a particular culture. Myth is a complex cultural phenomenon that can be approached from a number of viewpoints. In general, myth is a narrative that describes and portrays in symbolic language the origin of the basic elements and assumptions of a culture. Mythic narrative relates, for example, how the world began, how humans and animals were created, and how certain customs, gestures, or forms
The Romantic Period and Robert Burns At the end of the eighteenth century a new literature arose in England. It was called, Romanticism, and it opposed most of the ideas held earlier in the century. Romanticism had its roots in a changed attitude toward mankind.The forerunners of the Romanticists argued that men are naturally good; society makes them bad. If the social world could be changed, all men might be happier. Many reforms were suggested: better treatment of people in prisons and almshou
E. E. Cummings In the early twentieth century, an unfamiliar face arose with an unusual style of writing. His name was Edward Estlin Cummings. As a young man, Cummings wrote many poems and a few plays that would later be published. He enjoyed painting, which was also a reflection of his writing, and developed a style that was unique in any time period because it defied all rules of grammar and syntax. He used ambiguity as a means to open peoples\' minds and challenge their intellect and to expre
Ernest Hemmingway Ernest Hemmingway, an author from the early 1900’s, wrote many pieces. He is famous and well known for his difference in writing style from the average writer of his time. Many of his writings are based on life experiences, which lead us to what kind of person he really was. “Indian Camp," A Farewell to Arms, and “The Snows of Kilimanjaro” is among his famous works. Another short story by Ernest Hemmingway is “A Clean Well-Lighted Place." Considering knowledge from “Indian Camp
D.H. LAWRENCE BIOGRAPHY Birth: David Herbert Richards Lawrence was born on September 11 1885, in a small house in Victoria Street, Eastwood, near Nottingham. The fourth child of a coal miner, Arthur Lawrence and Lydia (nee Beardsall). Within two weeks the child had bronchitis. It was to be a warning: \'Bert\' Lawrence\'s lungs would plague him all his life. School: After a false start at school at only four years of age, he was withdrawn and didn\'t return to the Beauvale Board School until he w
Methods of Communication Comparing and Contrasting the Purposes and Methods of Communication of three important literary works: The Iliad, Oedipus the King, and Aristotle\'s Poetics. Upon reading a piece of literature, one of the first things a reader does is to identify the purpose and the mode of communication employed by the author. This knowledge is extremely important in order to fully understand the complete message presented by the author. This essay will treat three major literary works
Alexander the Great Alexander was born on or around July 20, 356 B.C. to Philip and Olympias. Like all Macedonians, Alexander liked his liquor. His fondness for wine also caused some of his outbursts of rage. Alexander liked drama, the flute and the lyre, poetry and hunting. What he truly wanted in his life was glory and valor, rather than easy living and riches. To say the least, Alexander matured early. A famous anecdote describes Alexander skillfully receiving Persian envoys in Philip\'s cour
Revelation Robert Frost is remembered as one of the most popular and honored poets of the twentieth century. His popularity is partly due to his experiences and the universal themes that he uses to create his poems about relationships, nature, and the world. Frost’s experiences in life help him to create the vivid scenes he sets within his poetry. He was born on March 26, 1874 in San Francisco, California, but most of his works revolve around rural New England. He graduated in 1892 from Lawrence
The Road Not Taken A Ladder of Life, An Apple of Opportunity, A Winter of Death, A Road of Life, and A Yellow Wood of Dying Time are symbolic figures of speech that cause the act of apple-picking and walking down a road to shift gradually from harvesting fruit and walking, into his hope for a fully experienced life, despite a few regrets and mistakes, in Robert Frost’s poems, “The Road Not Taken,” and “After Apple-Picking.” Coinciding with Frost’s personal life, the poems also express his view o
Edgar Allen Poe Rhonn James Edgar Allen Poe who was best known for his poems and short fiction, deserves more credit than any other writer for his transformation of the short story from anecdote to art (1996 Groiler Multimedia). He virtually created the detective story and perfected the psychological thriller. Edgar also produced some of the most influential literary criticism of his time - with important theoretical statements on poetry and the short story, that has had a world wide influence o
Legends A legend is a story that has probable historical roots but has been told and retold, embellished and personalized to the individual and their culture. The hero in a legend is generally larger than life. Legends are often narrative and present a theme or problem that was central to the development of the time period. Heroic tradition is , simply stated, the ages old pattern of story that begins with a hero in unusual circumstances, the search or quest, the transformation of the Hero and a
A Modest Proposal Today there still exists tension between Ireland and Great Britain. It is not difficult to find news about some skirmish between the two. Some examples include car bombings, drive-by shootings and other forms of terrorism. Imagine a British citizen walking to his car and a car full of people drive by shooting at him. It is not a pretty thought. History tells us that most of these occurrences stem from adverse feelings from the Irish towards the British government extending as f
Albert Einstein Of all the scientists to emerge from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries there is one whose name is known by almost all living people. While most of these do not understand this man\'s work, everyone knows that its impact on the world of science is astonishing. Yes,many have heard of Albert Einstein\'s General Theory of relativity, but few know about the intriguing life that led this scientist to discover what some have called, "The greatest single achievement of human thought
Lorenzo de\' Medici (1449-1492) Ruler of Florence Unofficial ruler of republican Florence during the Renaissance period, who was a poet, diplomatist, and celebrated patron of the arts. Lorenzo de\' Medici was born on January 1, 1449, in Florence, an independent Italian city-state republic famous then as now for its artistic and intellectual achievements during what scholars call the Italian Renaissance. After 1434, his grandfather Cosimo had established the Medici family\'s dominant position wit
Education Both entertainment and education have been integrals parts of the human experience since the beginnings of time. Many scholars insist that the two institutions often serve jointly, with entertainers and entertainment serving as a main source of education. There is little argument, then, that in addition to generally appealing to the masses, entertainers have regularly fulfilled the role of a teacher to typically unsuspecting audiences. Entertainers have served as educators throughout h
The Meaning Beyond Art is defined as being a skill applied to painting, music, and poetry. The words that are written describing art have a purpose and a meaning but, through the words of Jarrell, Williams, and Auden words mean much more than a description. These poems show how words are more than mere descriptions, they are symbols. Randall Jarrell is analyzed as “The one living poet who has written good poems that ordinary readers like without any trouble and understand without any trouble...”